Deep sea mining – starting a dialogue

Deep sea mining – starting a dialogue

A report on the Vanuatu Government’s consultation on deep sea mining has been presented to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources urging wider consultation and analysis, and suggests invoking a precautionary principle to guide future activity in this sector.
Deciding on the Melanesian family

Deciding on the Melanesian family

Ben Bohane witnessed the latest chapter in West Papua’s bid for recognition, as the United Liberation Movement of West Papua submits its application for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group while PNG calls attention to human rights abuses there.
IN PICTURES

IN PICTURES

In a historic presentation, West Papuan leaders representing their newly unified movement, have applied for membership of the MSG. Dan McGarry captures the ceremony in a photo essay.
Transforming global development

Transforming global development

Negotiations on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals resumed in New York this week. Negotiations are well under way to decide what development goals will succeed the MDGs, and this time there has been much broader input.